The following description is a general overview of
the benefits provided to full-time employees. For specific details, please
Human Resource Guidelines
and the annual Compensation Resolution, or
contact the Human Resources
Auto Allowance. At the discretion of the
City Manager, certain employees are eligible for a monthly auto allowance,
treated by law as taxable income. All other employees are eligible for mileage
reimbursement at the approved IRS rate.
Bereavement Leave. In the event of a death
in the employee’s immediate family, the employee will be eligible for five work
days of paid leave for bereavement.
Cafeteria Plan. The City offers employees a
monthly flex credit amount toward the purchase of their medical, dental, and
vision plans; the amount provides coverage for the employee, plus all qualified
dependents, with no out-of-pocket expense for the employee.
Computer Loan Program. Once an employee has
successfully completed their probationary period, an interest-free loan is
available to employees in an amount up to $3,000.
Dental Insurance. The City contracts with
Delta Dental for dental coverage for employees, plus their qualified dependents.
Deferred Compensation. The City offers a
voluntary 457 contribution plan with ICMA, and provides a 2% contribution match.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP). The City
contracts with MHN to provide short term counseling benefits and life management
services and referrals to employees, their dependents, and any other members
within their household. The City pays the full cost of the premium.
Fitness/Recreation Programs. The City
provides a complimentary employee only membership to the Calabasas Tennis and
Swim Center and the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center. The City also
provides a 30% discount at Creekside Preschool and on classes and programs
offered through the Recreation Brochure.
Flexible Spending Accounts. As part of the
Cafeteria Plan, the City offers employees the use of designated reimbursement
accounts for either health or dependent care expenses, which allows employees to
pay for qualified expenses on a tax-free basis.
Floating Holiday. Each employee is given
one Floating Holiday per fiscal year to be used at the discretion of their
Holidays. The City recognizes 11½ paid
holidays per year: New Years Day, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day,
Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, the
Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve (½
Jury Duty Leave. Employees are granted up
to ten paid days for jury service.
The City provides life insurance for employees in
an amount equal to three times the employee’s annual salary, up to a maximum
of $350,000. The City pays the full cost of the premium.
Medical Insurance. The City contracts with
CalPERS to offer medical insurance to employees, plus their qualified
dependents. There is a choice from among five plans, all of which are fully
covered by the City: Blue Shield (HMO), Blue Shield NetValue (HMO), Kaiser
Permanente (HMO), PERS Choice (Blue Cross PPO), and PERS Select (Blue Cross
PPO). For an out-of-pocket cost, the employee may elect a sixth medical plan
option: PERS Care (Blue Cross PPO).
Payday. The City issues paychecks on a
biweekly basis on every other Friday.
Retirement. The City contracts with the
California Public Employees Retirements System (CalPERS) to provide retirement
benefits. The City pays the employee contribution rate and provides the PERS 2%
at 55 Local Miscellaneous Members Retirement Program for Classic Members, plus 1959 Survivor Benefits
third level and Sick Leave Service Credit.
Short and Long Term Disability Insurance.
The City provides both short and long term
disability insurance for employees in a benefit amount of to 66% of the
employee’s salary. The City pays the full cost of the premium.
Sick Leave. Employees accrue sick leave
biweekly at a rate of 96 hours per year. Sick leave may be used upon accrual.
Skill and Computer Training. At the
discretion of the Department Head and City Manager, the City offers and pays the
full cost for employees to attend trainings directly relevant to their
Tuition Reimbursement. The City offers
tuition reimbursement to employees for qualified classes and/or programs in an
amount not to exceed the equivalent cost at a California State University.
Pre-approval by the employee’s Department Head and the Administrative Services
Director is required.
Vacation Leave. Employees accrue vacation
leave bi-weekly in accordance with their length of service, as follows:
|Up to 24 months
||80 hours per year
|24 months – 60
months of service
||96 hours per year
|60 months – 132
months of service
||136 hours per year
|132 months + of
||176 hours per year
Vacation may be taken upon completion of six
months of employment with the City at the discretion of the Department Head.
Additional vacation leave is granted to eligible employees in recognition of the
extra hours worked to accomplish the requirements of the job. This leave shall
not exceed 72 hours for management employees, 64 hours for mid-management
employees, and 56 hours for supervisory/professional employees.